The network infrastructure for the video surveillance system is similar to a road for a car: you can have a 500.000 EUR Ferarri, but that will not allow you to drive through the desert. The network infrastructure needs to fit the application, in this case a video surveillance system, and can make or break the entire system. This guide should help system architects, designers and installers to prevent network-related issues and troubleshoot network-related issues.
A video surveillance system is nothing more than an IT application, running on top of an IT infrastructure. This means that the system is depending on IT components, but system functionality can also be expanded using standard IT tools. An example, mentioned in this guide as well, relates to system monitoring. There are hundreds of IT applications build to monitor the state of an IT system, which can also be used to monitor the state of a, BVMS based, video surveillance system.
The purpose of this guide is to cover only those IP technologies that are relevant for Bosch video surveillance systems. It is not the goal to serve as training or textbook for IP network technology in general.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” (Clare Boothe Luce)
Keeping things simple is key in keeping them understandable. It will make things easier in the installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting.